We are reviving the popular "Tales of Triumph" series that debuted back in November, which shared the tales of five horses who, in their own way, triumphed against all odds. Over the next few months we will be sharing the tales of some special guests who, like those five horses, triumphed against all odds as well. They're excited to meet fans and share their stories at BreyerFest!
The stories of our incredible special guests, Limited Edition portrait horses, and Celebration Horse and rider, Amanda and Athena, are at the heart of this year’s event. Their victories have inspired us to celebrate our own triumphs over adversity, not let them limit us. Through written word, art, music, and other creative outlets, BreyerFest: Against All Odds empowers us all to dream big, redefine ourselves, or start a new chapter. Bound by our love of horses and creative expression, we celebrate the perseverance of our community and revel in the thrill of a new beginning.
Our next special guest we are introducing to fans is advocating for rescue horses and teaching people that just because a horse isn’t registered, doesn’t have the best pedigree, or isn’t in a top show program doesn’t mean they don’t have the ability to become great. Any horse can become a star with proper care, love, and basic, correct training, and that is exactly what Christy Tucker of Twisted Tucker Farms embodies with her rescue mare Dixie.
Christy first came across Dixie as an emaciated two-year-old who was living in terrible, dark conditions. Christy saw something special in the black Arabian/Tennessee Walker cross mare. She decided to rescue her and give the small black mare a second chance at life. Christy spent the next few months slowly putting weight on the skinny mare and easing her into training and work. While working with Dixie, Christy saw she had such a calm demeanor and loved to be the center of attention. This prompted Christy to start doing different fun tricks with Dixie as a fun way to bond and change up her riding routine. Dixie picked up on the tricks easily and loved to perform.
Christy started filming Dixie’s repertoire of tricks, which included rearing up and laying down on command, and putting them on social media for fun. After sharing her tricks, Dixie amassed quite the following! One day, not long after sharing Dixie over social media, Christy got a missed call from an animal actor scout in California who saw Dixie's videos. She thought it was a scam, but she luckily listened to the voicemail that was left and called them back. The scout loved her and her tricks and thought she would be a perfect fit for an upcoming film. Getting into movies and TV was something Christy never imagined she would be doing with her once malnourished rescue, especially being from a small town. But once Dixie got in front of the camera for the first time, the rest was history!
Dixie has now starred in three films! Her acting debut was as one of the star horses in the movie Orphan Horse with Jon Voight. Dixie did most of the tricks seen in the movie. In addition to the rearing and laying down tricks she performs on camera, she also knows how to Spanish walk, pick up a bowl, take a blanket off her back, give kisses, stick her tongue out, and say yes and no. You could say this horse was just born to be in the spotlight. Christy has noticed how her special mare perks up in front of the camera and loves performing and connecting with people. Christy knows the mare is having fun and always makes sure Dixie gets enough treats and praise after doing a job well done. It’s refreshing for Christy to see her rescue mare loving life and thriving after overcoming her harsh beginning. One chapter did not define the rest of Dixie’s story.
Christy and Dixie will be at BreyerFest, ready to show fans all the wonderful things a rescue horse can do! Make sure to stop by the stalls and say hi to them and hear more about their story, or catch them daily in the Covered Arena and see some of Dixie’s tricks in action!
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